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pencil case tute!

Alrighty, Heres my tutorial for a appliqued pencil case!
btw, this is my first tutorial so it may not be great. we'll see. ;)

Fabric, heat n' bond, zipper, digital stamp/ clip art. I used Wink Wink Ink's doxie.

First you will want to print out your image. I printed mine 5" by 7", but You just need to printe it whatever size you want your applique to be.
Trace your image onto Heat N' Bond.
I traced the outline of the dog, and then on another part of the heat bond I traced the outline of collar & nose. I used googly eyes, but if you want to sew on your eyes, you need to trace them now.

Iron on to your fabric for about 10 seconds, or until its good & stuck. you dont want it coming off.

Cut out your shapes.

Peel off the backing of the collar & nose & iron them onto your dog. or if you are using a different image, you will want to iron on the top layers of your image.
note, dont peel off the backing of the bottom layer of your image, or it will stick to your ironing board. :o and that would not be good, lol

note that your applique design will be opposite of your original image.

set aside your design for now.
Now you need to cut out your fabric for your pencil case. I used one big piece & folded it in half. but you can always use two pieces & sew them together. I cut my fabric 9" by 11", so once its folded in half it is 9" by 5 & 1/2".

now peel off the backing of your applique design & iron it on where you want it on your pencil case fabric.

next you are gonna applique it. here is a link on how to machine applique. I just used a simple zigzag stitch.

dont forget to applique the nose & collar. :)

cut all the strings. :)

next you want to sew on your zipper. I've never been great at sewing on zippers, so I'm just gonna give you this link on how to easily sew on a zipper. :)

next you will want to sew up the seams. be sure the zipper is open, you that you can flip it right side out.

once its all sewed up, flip it right side out through the zipper. iron it flat.

pick out your eyeballs and glue them on! :)

and you are all finished! I used mine as a pencil case. but you could always use it as a wallet, make-up bag, you could even sew handles on it & make it a small purse! feel free to personalize it! I think if I make another one, I might embroider something on it. :)

I'd love to see yours if you made one! leave a link to it in the comments! :)
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  1. Oh wow!! What a very clever tutorial!! I just ADORE this doxie image and love your creative use of it!! Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for letting us know you've used a *Wink*Wink Ink image!! HUGS

  2. This is adorable! You did a wonderful job on the tutorial, Katie! Very creative!

  3. Oh my gosh, Zeeba Neighba! This is AMAZING!!!!

  4. This is sooooo cool!! Love that little *Wink*Wink Ink doxie image and you've used it so well! Adorable idea ... thanks for sharing all the details! Great job on the tutorial... you did good!!!

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  7. I am so impressed with this! I never thought of using Digital Images this way before. I will have to try it now! Thanks for the inspiration!


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I'm Katie, the artist behind the blog Punk Projects. I love everything crafty, I drink tea all day long, I'm a bit of a nerd, and I usually have ink or paint on my hands.

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